Car Show (2017 – 2021) is made from real cars, and is about cars.
Our relationship with cars is changing all the time. In terms of ecology and the way we use cities, cars have gone from a symbol of luxury, to objects which divide opinion. Cars now are as linked to air pollution and lung disease as they are to the freedom of the open road. By turning the cars into light sculptures, Roininen seems to be summoning mechanical ghosts. These cars appear abandoned, lost and from another age.
Dimensions of the work:
Minimum 1-3 cars.
Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:
Outdoors; Outdoors, under a roof; Cold space (eg. a shed, a silo etc.); Semi-heated space; Heated space.
Sub-zero temperatures, rain, humidity-
Requirements for the space:
Dim (light enough for walking).
Standard mains current (10A/16A).
Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.
Basic 20W led lights, fog machines.
Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 person, half a day.
Artist or their representative must be present during building.
Seen before at:
Espoo, Seinäjoki, Jyväskylä, Vaasa, Pori 2017-2019.